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Rasmus Rørth, Emil L Fosbøl, Ulrik M Mogensen, Kristian Kragholm, Anna-Karin Numé, Gunnar H Gislason, Pardeep S Jhund, Mark C Petrie, John J V McMurray, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Lars Køber, Søren L Kristensen
AIMS: Employment status at time of first heart failure (HF) hospitalization may be an indicator of both self-perceived and objective health status. In this study, we examined the association between employment status and the risk of all-cause mortality and recurrent HF hospitalization in a nationwide cohort of patients with HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We identified all patients of working age (18-60 years) with a first HF hospitalization in the period 1997-2015 in Denmark, categorized according to whether or not they were part of the workforce at time of the index admission...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
Karam Sadoon Alzuhairi, Peter Søgaard, Jan Ravkilde, Aziza Azimi, Michael Mæng, Lisette Okkels Jensen, Christian Torp-Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) without obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) are often managed differently than those with obstructive CAD, therefore we aimed in this study to examine the long-term prognosis of patients with NSTEMI according to the degree of CAD on coronary angiography (CAG). METHODS: We examined 8.889 consecutive patients admitted for first time NSTEMI during 2000-2011, to whom CAG was performed...
November 16, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Jill Rachel Mains, Frede Donskov, Erik Morre Petersen, Hans Henrik Torp Madsen, Jesper Thygesen, Kennet Thorup, Finn Rasmussen
OBJECTIVE: To use the patient outcome endpoints overall survival and progression-free survival to evaluate functional parameters derived from dynamic contrast-enhanced computed tomography (DCE-CT). METHODS: 69 patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) had DCE-CT scans at baseline and after 5 and 10 weeks of treatment. Blood volume, blood flow and standardized perfusion values were calculated using deconvolution (BVdeconv, BFdeconv and SPVdeconv), blood flow and standardized perfusion values using maximum slope (BFmax and SPVmax), and blood volume and permeability surface area product using the Patlak model (BVpatlak and PS)...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
Stuart J Connolly, John W Eikelboom, Jackie Bosch, Gilles Dagenais, Leanne Dyal, Fernando Lanas, Kaj Metsarinne, Martin O'Donnell, Anthony L Dans, Jong-Won Ha, Alexandr N Parkhomenko, Alvaro A Avezum, Eva Lonn, Liu Lisheng, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Petr Widimsky, Aldo P Maggioni, Camilo Felix, Katalin Keltai, Masatsugu Hori, Khalid Yusoff, Tomasz J Guzik, Deepak L Bhatt, Kelley R H Branch, Nancy Cook Bruns, Scott D Berkowitz, Sonia S Anand, John D Varigos, Keith A A Fox, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and is a consequence of acute thrombotic events involving activation of platelets and coagulation proteins. Factor Xa inhibitors and aspirin each reduce thrombotic events but have not yet been tested in combination or against each other in patients with stable coronary artery disease. METHODS: In this multicentre, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, outpatient trial, patients with stable coronary artery disease or peripheral artery disease were recruited at 602 hospitals, clinics, or community centres in 33 countries...
November 10, 2017: Lancet
Alexander Niessner, Juan Tamargo, Lorenz Koller, Christoph H Saely, Thomas Andersen Schmidt, Gianluigi Savarese, Sven Wassmann, Giuseppe Rosano, Claudio Ceconi, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Juan Carlos Kaski, Keld Per Kjeldsen, Stefan Agewall, Thomas Walther, Heinz Drexel, Basil S Lewis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2017: European Heart Journal
Jessica Pingel, Mikkel Schou Nielsen, Torsten Lauridsen, Kristian Rix, Martin Bech, Tine Alkjaer, Ida Torp Andersen, Jens Bo Nielsen, R Feidenhansl
Botulinum-toxin A (BoNT/A) is used for a wide range of conditions. Intramuscular administration of BoNT/A inhibits the release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction from presynaptic motor neurons causing muscle-paralysis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of high dose intramuscular BoNT/A injections (6 UI = 60 pg) on muscle tissue. The gait pattern of the rats was significantly affected 3 weeks after BoNT/A injection. The ankle joint rotated externally, the rats became flat footed, and the stride length decreased after BoNT/A injection...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
Lise Røntved Hansen, Stinna Bibi Pedersen, Charlotte Overgaard, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Line Rosenkilde Ullits
BACKGROUND: Social relations influence mental health through different pathways. To capture the complexity of social relations, it is beneficial to consider both the structural (e.g., reachability of social network and social integration) and functional (e.g., instrumental and emotional support) aspects of the concept. Both aspects are rarely investigated simultaneously. This study aimed to examine the association between the structural and functional aspects of social relations and poor mental health...
November 3, 2017: BMC Public Health
José L Díaz-Gómez, J Ross Renew, Robert A Ratzlaff, Harish Ramakrishna, Gabriele Via, Klaus Torp
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November 1, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Davíð R M A Højgaard, Katja A Hybel, Tord Ivarsson, Gudmundur Skarphedinsson, Judith Becker Nissen, Bernhard Weidle, Karin Melin, Nor Christian Torp, Robert Valderhaug, Kitty Dahl, Erik Lykke Mortensen, Scott Compton, Sanne Jensen, Fabian Lenhard, Per Hove Thomsen
OBJECTIVE: This study describes 1-year treatment outcomes from a large sample of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) responders, investigates age as a possible moderator of these treatment outcomes, and evaluates clinical relapse at the 1-year follow-up. METHOD: This study is the planned follow-up to the Nordic Long-term OCD [obsessive-compulsive disorder] Treatment Study (NordLOTS), which included 177 children and adolescents who were rated as treatment responders following CBT for OCD...
November 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Sjannie Lefevre, Jonathan A W Stecyk, May-Kristin Torp, Lisa Y Løvold, Christina Sørensen, Ida B Johansen, Kåre-Olav Stensløkken, Christine S Couturier, Katherine A Sloman, Göran E Nilsson
Crucian carp (Carassius carassius) survive without oxygen for several months, but it is unknown whether they are able to protect themselves from cell death normally caused by the absence, and particularly return, of oxygen. Here, we quantified cell death in brain tissue from crucian carp exposed to anoxia and re-oxygenation using the terminal deoxy-nucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick-end labelling (TUNEL) assay, and cell proliferation by immunohistochemical staining for proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) as well as PCNA mRNA expression...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
Caroline Sindet-Pedersen, Laila Staerk, Morten Lamberts, Thomas Alexander Gerds, Jeffrey S Berger, Anders Nissen Bonde, Jannik Langtved Pallisgaard, Morten Lock Hansen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Gunnar H Gislason, Jonas Bjerring Olesen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate temporal trends in the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) and vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) in combination with aspirin and/or clopidogrel in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) following acute myocardial infarction (MI) and/or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: Using Danish nationwide registries, all patients with AF who survived 30 days after discharge from MI and/or PCI between 22 August 2011 and 30 September 2016 were identified...
November 1, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Jawad H Butt, Rasmus Rørth, Kristian Kragholm, Søren L Kristensen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Gunnar H Gislason, Lars Køber, Emil L Fosbøl
BACKGROUND: Returning to the workforce after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) holds important socioeconomic consequences not only for patients, but the society as well. Yet data on this issue are limited. We examined return to the workforce and associated factors in patients of working age undergoing CABG. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using Danish nationwide administrative registries, we identified 6031 patients of working age (18-60years) undergoing isolated CABG (1998-2011) who were part of the workforce 30days prior to admission and alive at discharge...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
Henning Bliddal, Søren Torp-Pedersen, Birgit Falk-Riecke, Else Bartels
Shoulder pain may develop after vaccination in the deltoid area due to inadvertent injection of the vaccine into the subdeltoid bursa, which may be located close to the skin. As far as we know, such vaccination reactions occur more frequently than officially registered, and doctors may not be aware of the problem. We present two of these cases of a suspected inflammatory reaction in the shoulder bursa after vaccination. Injection of cortisone in the bursa may relieve the reaction to some extent, but chronic shoulder pain may develop...
October 23, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
Laura K Kjær, Vanja Cejvanovic, Trine Henriksen, Kasper M Petersen, Torben Hansen, Oluf Pedersen, Cramer K Christensen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Thomas A Gerds, Ivan Brandslund, Thomas Mandrup-Poulsen, Henrik E Poulsen
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular mortality risk remains high among patients with type 2 diabetes. Oxidative stress indicated by high urinary excretion of the biomarker for RNA oxidation, 8-oxo-7,8-dihydroguanosine (8-oxoGuo), is associated with an increased risk of death in newly diagnosed and treated patients. We assessed whether 8-oxoGuo is associated with specific cardiovascular and all-cause mortality risk. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Urinary biomarkers for nucleic acid oxidation were measured in a cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes aged ≥60 years (n = 1,863), along with biochemical measurements, questionnaire findings, and Central Person Registry information to estimate the hazard ratios (HRs) for log2-transformed RNA oxidation using Cox regression...
October 23, 2017: Diabetes Care
Louise de Bang, Anna Maria Torp, Søren K Rasmussen
TILLING is a low-cost screening method that allows for identification of mutations in a gene-of-interest within a range of few base pairs. TILLING can be applied to mutant populations or to plant collections of cultivars, landraces or crop wild relatives (Eco-TILLING). The method is based on the Cel1 enzyme cleavage of mismatches in PCR products amplified with labeled primers. The cleavage can be detected due to the labeled primers by different methods including capillary electrophoresis. Here, we introduce the development of the mutant population BRACHYLIFE and present a Brachypodium TILLING protocol based on fluorescing primers for PCR, enzymatic cleavage, and detection with Applied Biosystems 3130xl Genetic Analyzer...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Jahn Frederik Grue, Sigurd Storve, Håvard Dalen, Øyvind Salvesen, Ole Christian Mjølstad, Stein O Samstad, Hans Torp, Bjørn Olav Haugen
The purpose of the study described here was to evaluate an automatic algorithm for detection of left ventricular dysfunction, based on measurements of mitral annular motion indices from color tissue Doppler apical four-chamber recordings. Two hundred twenty-one patients, among whom 49 had systolic and 11 had diastolic dysfunction, were included. Echocardiographic evaluation by cardiologists was the reference. Twenty patients were also examined by medical students. The ability of the indices to detect systolic and diastolic dysfunction were compared in receiver operating characteristic analyses, and the agreement between automatic and reference measurements was evaluated...
October 12, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
Issa Farah Issa, Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen, Farhad Waziri, Christian Torp Pedersen, Per Hostrup Nielsen, Lars Riber, Jordi S Dahl, Peter Søgaard, Martin Agge Nørgaard, Jacob Eifer Møller
OBJECTIVES: Concern has been raised regarding the long-term durability of the Mitroflow biological heart valve prosthesis. Our aim was to assess the incidence of structural valve degeneration (SVD) for the Mitroflow bioprosthesis in a nationwide study in Denmark including all patients alive in Denmark who had received a Mitroflow aortic bioprosthesis since 2000. METHODS: Patients alive in Denmark with a Mitroflow bioprosthesis implanted since January 2000 were invited to participate in a nationwide cross-sectional study with a predefined definition of SVD...
September 28, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Thomas S G Sehested, Thomas A Gerds, Emil L Fosbøl, Peter W Hansen, Mette G Charlot, Nicholas Carlson, Mark A Hlatky, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Gunnar H Gislason
BACKGROUND: Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) has been associated with cardiovascular disease among patients not on antiplatelet therapy. The associations of PPI use, duration and dose, with risk of first-time ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) are poorly understood. METHODS: All Danish individuals with no prior history of MI or stroke, who had an elective upper gastrointestinal endoscopy performed between 1997 and 2012, were identified from nationwide registries...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
Dew Kumari Sharma, Anna Maria Torp, Eva Rosenqvist, Carl-Otto Ottosen, Sven B Andersen
Despite the fact that Fv/Fm (maximum quantum efficiency of photosystem II) is the most widely used parameter for a rapid non-destructive measure of stress detection in plants, there are barely any studies on the genetic understanding of this trait under heat stress. Our aim was to identify quantitative trait locus (QTL) and the potential candidate genes linked to Fv/Fm for improved photosynthesis under heat stress in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Three bi-parental F2 mapping populations were generated by crossing three heat tolerant male parents (origin: Afghanistan and Pakistan) selected for high Fv/Fm with a common heat susceptible female parent (origin: Germany) selected for lowest Fv/Fm out of a pool of 1274 wheat cultivars of diverse geographic origin...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
Jannik Langtved Pallisgaard, Gunnar Hilmar Gislason, Jim Hansen, Arne Johannessen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Peter Vibe Rasmussen, Morten Lock Hansen
Aims: During the last decade, ablation has increasingly been used in rhythm control management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Over time, experience and techniques have improved and indications for ablation have expanded. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the recurrence rate of AF following ablation has improved during last decade. Methods and results: Through Danish nationwide registers, all patients with first-time AF ablation, between 2005 and 2014 in Denmark were identified...
August 28, 2017: European Heart Journal
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